My Little Helper

We printed invitations for our upcoming Christmas party and Emmy Cate was quite the helper.  She learned how to use the printer and even knows how to collate the finished product!  I’ll have her up at the office in no time as my new assistant.



Ghosts and Scary Witches!!

Over the weekend {and barely in time for Halloween} we carved a few pumpkins to get in the spirit!  Emmy Cate liked to choose the designs and use the punch to poke holes all over the pumpkins.  She didn’t get the whole “stay in the lines” concept!



Can you tell that I did most of the carving while Daddy did most of the beer drinking??



pumpkin carving

The finished product … not bad considering very active 2.5 year old hands!!

lit pumpkins


Harvest Party

Last week, EC’s class had their Harvest Party, not to be confused with a Halloween party since that doesn’t exactly fit with the Methodist ideals.  No biggie, but since I was in charge of planning most of it, this momma got it confused and really threw a Halloween party.  Oh well.


It went great though.  Almost all of the kids were there (16 of 17), and all but 2 kids had 1 or 2 parents representing.  The kids painted pumpkins, decorated foam pumpkins with craft shapes, ate snacks and cupcakes, dressed up like farmers, played outside, and each took home a favor and a balloon.  It was a great success and kids and parents had fun!  I won’t mention how I got in “trouble” for bringing PB&J sandwiches (allergies!) and balloons (choking hazard).  Oh well, can’t win them all!!


I made pumpkin shaped PB&J’s and pimiento cheese sandwiches and a pumpkin cheeseball for snacks!

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The kids had a blast dressing as farmers in plaid shirts and straw hats.  


Cute little party crackers for the kiddos with toys and candy inside!  Daddy’s comment “those kids aren’t going to be very impressed with a used toilet paper roll”!!


We had a fun party and I’m glad to have that under my belt for the rest of the school year!!  Next party to plan – our Christmas shindig!!